Design Parameters for Drug-Coated Balloons II

  • Manish Doshi
  • Dinesh Shah
  • Prakash SojitraEmail author


The drug-coated balloon (DCB) is an emerging device since the focus on the bioabsorbable stent has shifted due to its mixed results. Currently paclitaxel and sirolimus are two choices in DCBs and both drugs have their own advantages. Use of sirolimus on DCBs is not yet well known but may replace use of of paclitaxel in the coming years when key design criteria are compared. From the scientific perspective, researchers developing DCB in the laboratory need to consider certain criteria. DCB development needs to fulfill multiple criteria with regard to the drug, device, drug carrier, physicochemical properties of the drug and drug carrier, particle size and coating methodology.


Drug-coated balloon Sirolimus Paclitaxel 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Concept Medical Research Private LimitedSuratIndia
  2. 2.William Beaumont HospitalRoyal OakUSA

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